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Troubleshooting “login on console as root” Log Messages¶
Occasionally, the following messages may appear in the system log:
login: login on console as root
login: login on ttyv0 as root
This is normal. It means that the console menu stopped and restarted, or someone pressed enter (didn’t choose a menu option) at the console menu. To suppress these messages, enable password protection for the console login and then it will only login after authentication. If console logins are already enabled, then this means someone logged into the console.
To password protect the console:
Click System > Advanced
Find the Console Options section near the end of the page
Check Password protect the console menu